Posted by Nanc
Our holiday message, that is. Our Christmas cards!
Every year we talk of making our own holiday cards and most years we do. (Um… last year was a bust.) Of course, we always wait until the last minute to come up with an idea, an image, and a medium. This year was no exception, except that we knew we wanted to do silk screening. (Er… so yeah. We, um.. we were going to tell y’all about our silk screening adventures sooner or later, there just never seemed to be a good time. It’s an article in the making, we promise.)
So continue on to see how our cards turned out this year.
Hmmm… perhaps we should find archives of the previous years’ cards.
For some peculiar reason, we had birds on the brain. Specifically, paper cranes. I wonder why? Anyhoo, this led us to our card design.
We printed (silk screened) black 5″x5″ cards with white pine tree branches and one of two messages inside. Matty (sweet, sweet Matty) folded all 60+ paper cranes. I put in a string to make them ornaments, and we rubber-cemented them to the front of the cards. (Rubber cement so that they can be removed from the cards and placed on a tree or whatnot).
Here, the final product is shown in velumn envelopes that we used on a selection of the cards. It really was the “icing on the cake”, if you will, and made the cards shine.